"Earlier this year, I wrote a story called 'Hacking Your
Linux-Based Wireless Router' about using aftermarket firmware to
expand the capabilities of Linksys WRT54G-series routers. Flashing
a Linux-based firmware like DD-WRT to your WRT54GL, for example,
adds features like VoIP, VPN, QoS, SSH, and IPv6 support. Thanks to
the support of the Linux community and rights guaranteed by the GNU
General Public License (GPL), users get more out of their hardware,
developers build skills and acquire status in the developer
community working on projects they're interested in, and Linksys
sells more routers. Everyone wins.
"Embedded Linux like the kind found in the WRT54GL is popping up
everywhere. It's in mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, set top
boxes, networking equipment--almost every NAS box we've tested
ships with some form of the Linux kernel..."
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